Claire Applewhite

Educational Enrichment

While serving as a volunteer judge for a Missouri writing competition, Claire noticed some of the best stories were disqualified, due to improper grammar and punctuation. In August of 2011, Claire and a dedicated team of volunteers launched the first Voices of Excellence™ program, to assist students in grades 6 through 8 through improvement in communication and language arts skills. Now in its sixth year, Voices of Excellence is a non-profit organization with its own textbook, and is a proven program that demonstrates solid progress and achievement in written and oral literacy.